11:58

Riding through stunning autumn colours. Sometimes not all about the mountains, though they do look amazing today too!

10:46

Change from the coast, some nice hills around here too. Village of Hostalric a stand out in it's Autumn colours. Wow!

11:54

Just what you want to see on a recovery ride wink Head NE from Llafranc beach (very pretty place) if you fancy it! grin

10:52

More beaches & beautiful little villages today. Gotta say am liking the off season here - quiet & perfect weather smile

11:20

Today's ride: From Spanish coast into hills & back, then coastal road dropping down to the occasional beach. Awesome!

09:52

From beach, inland into rolling hills & finale over Jaizkibel coastal road. Latter in particular has amazing views!

12:36

Today's ride: popped over into Spain, as you do wink It's all Basque Country though & such a beautiful region. Love it!

14:57

At last! New signage & decked seating area atop the Tourmalet. So everyone finally knows where your pics are taken wink

09:59

Today's ride: Font Romeu -> 34km descent (blast down the N116) -> beautiful climbs back to the start. Love this area!

11:17

Port de Lers & Col de Port. Former a testy little bugger who's stats don't do it justice. Absolutely beautiful tho.

15:52

Today's ride: Just a short one, but found some crazy hairpins above Verdun here in the Ariege. Niiiiice smile

11:53

Beautiful day for big cols but August weekend means lots of tourist traffic up there. 105km in the foothills instead!

11:04

Insert obligatory beer... erm... banana shot! wink Today's perfection at Hautacam & Col du Tramessel. Cheers!? grin

16:08

Smashed my PR up East side of the Tourmalet. Loving 25-30C temps so pretty Aussie still - locals hate this 'heat'! wink

11:30

Ride to Atlantic & back via some, erm, interesting 'roads'! It ain't Sydney sad But then again - it ain't Sydney smile wink

11:01

Today's ride: little recovery spin in more rolling terrain... with 20% pinches thrown in because... Basque region! wink

20:24

Today's ride: Basque Epic from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Brutal gradients. Beautiful scenery. To Spanish border & back.

11:03

Sublime Col d'Aspin today: PR the climb, home in time for stage 1 of le Tour, beer & delicious lunch. Life is good smile

12:41

Riding past snowdrifts in full summer kit: what a day! Personal best time for Tourmalet West too #FasterWithAge wink smile

11:19

What a morning for a ride. Stunning up at Gazost. Sealed road in this valley ends 9.9km from home, which is handy! wink

15:15

Lucky to say endless awesome parcours within 10km of home. This spot only 2.5km for example. Yes, v.lucky! #StaySafe

12:56

Today's ride: Above the clouds in glorious sunshine. Col d'Aspin. Sublime.

15:01

Mates teasing me about lack of MTB action, so here you go: Bike. Dirt. Mountains! wink Just another day in paradise smile

14:32

Well slap my thigh! wink Col d'Aspin... on Feb 16... in shorts! Set a PR too so double awesome! Happy days! grin grin

17:04

Temporary shelving setup in the garage for training. Strangely motivational... hmmmmmmm... wink

15:15

Today's ride: found a deer trapped by wire fence so helped it escape & run off hopefully unscathed. PS: was nippy! wink

11:49

Today's ride: Beautiful trundle through autumn colours, inc. this section of forest dirt. Yes planned, not lost! tongue

12:10

Today's ride: Cols Ichere & Lie. No big climbs as taking it easy. Not that several km of almost 10% is *that* easy wink

14:47

Today's ride: Short but sweet. Overlooking the Baretous valley & later getting stuck in animal traffic. Baaaaaa!

09:38

Today's ride: rolling along a supply branch of the Canal du Midi. And up to a random castle... because... why not? smile

10:36

Today's ride: Lac de Saint Ferreol. Beautiful area I think is bit like a mini Black Forest - sadly minus beer/cake sad

10:34

Today's ride: just a little local spin in the foothills. What a day for it though! smile

11:53

Look who finally joined me up the Aspin, yay! Crazy weather for end of August but only slightly damp so no probs smile

10:45

Today's ride: Erm... where's the mountains & what's this blue stuff? wink Cruising between beaches on the Medoc coast.

10:52

Today's ride: what's wrong with this picture? Answer: not much! grin Beautiful spin even if a little 'lost' at times wink

11:32

On today's ride: little bridge crossing the River Ousse. Still so many little gems like this to discover near home smile

09:46

Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!

10:24

Second ride of the day: short cool down with Pratiwi, who also tried #HaySurfing for the first time wink Not bad! grin

07:21

Beautiful sunrise ride to avoid forecast heat. Rolling hills & shady forests actually made for perfect conditions smile

10:15

Today's ride: Dodging cattle normally no big deal but when herd has young & giant bull present some care required! wink

11:14

Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin

11:39

Beautiful day up top smile Felt knackered when leaving home but much better after this. Wish it was always the way! wink

14:42

Glorious day to ride the Col d'Aspin. Not much traffic but loads of riders out... and cattle... Moo! wink smile :)

14:51

Guess there are worse places to be forced to ride a trainer wink Easy spin in the sunshine, perfect conditions smile

11:47

Not quite my normal view from a bike sad But... thanks to FFC & Kinomap just took a spin up Col de la Colombiere smile

12:35

Our w/e trip to Lisbon cancelled for obvs reasons sad However, there are worse places to be stuck wink #SelfIsolation wink

13:23

Another amazing day for a ride. Jan/Feb this year been rubbish skiing but awesome on the bike! Swings/roundabouts wink

15:40

Today's ride: stunning day for a tour of the Val de Gave. Plus some climbing up the sides, inc Ortiac for these pics.

12:56

Today's ride: Hourquette d'Ancizan & Col d'Aspin. In the middle of winter. In shorts (you can't see) wink Ridiculous!

12:51

Today's ride: Bit of an explore out West. Beautiful sunshine all ride. So quite. Should come this way more often!